Balla. . .a lovely town to visit. Photo: Kathy Lyons

Prestigious national crown for Balla

THE champagne corks are popping in Balla tonight.

It followed the news earlier from Cork City Hall that the central Mayo town had won a prestigious Pride of Place national award.

Balla emerged triumphant in the 300 to 1,000 inhabitants category.

The announcement represented a fitting reward for the community's pioneering and enterprising work in developing the town and its environs over many years.